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Hunters win Malta bird referendum

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 14:40
Malta in a referendum narrowly rejects proposals to ban controversial spring hunting, during which migrating birds are shot before they can breed.
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Maltese bird hunters celebrate narrow victory

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 13:54
Maltese bird hunters celebrate narrow referendum victory
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High pollution hits southern England

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 20:20
Parts of England see soaring levels of air pollution, amid health warnings for vulnerable people.
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Malala Yousafzai gets asteroid

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 18:48
Nasa names an asteroid after schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai.
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Project to turn grey Britain green

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:56
An abandoned dock in east London is being transformed into a wildlife haven
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'Lost' turtles don't go with flow

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 14:02
A new tracking study shows that young sea turtles make a concerted effort to swim in particular directions, instead of drifting with ocean currents.
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VIDEO: Dolphins stranded on Japan beach

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:29
Nearly 150 melon-headed whales, a species of dolphin, have become stranded on a beach in Japan.
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First new pylon type constructed

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 10:11
The first new design of electricity pylon in almost 90 years has been erected at a test site in Nottinghamshire.
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VIDEO: The liquid that can stop bullets

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:46
BBC Click's LJ Rich looks at some of the best of the week's technology news
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Terror bird find reveals 'deep voice'

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:05
A 90%-complete "terror bird" skeleton found in Argentina suggests these big-beaked predators had good low-frequency hearing and deep voices.
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VIDEO: Creating food from plant proteins

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:36
The biotech start-ups looking at ways to change the way we make food.
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Acidic oceans helped fuel extinction

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 20:21
Acidic oceans helped fuel the biggest mass extinction in the history of life on Earth, a study says.
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Longer-term thinking 'needed' on air pollution

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 14:44
David Shukman looks at what could be done on air pollution beyond the annual warnings.
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T. rex cousin was 'violent cannibal'

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 13:12
The skull of an adolescent tyrannosaur shows evidence of vicious combat as well as signs that the corpse was eaten by another dinosaur, possibly of the same species.
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VIDEO: Keeping tabs on basking sharks

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 08:49
Scientists are hoping to find out more about elusive basking sharks by tagging them in waters off Cornwall.
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Riddles of Moon's origin resolved

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 07:22
Three new studies resolve some of the inconsistencies in our understanding of the Moon's birth, including the violent impact that started the process.
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Gatwick oil find 'significant'

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 06:12
There could be up to 100 billion barrels of oil onshore beneath the South of England, says exploration firm UK Oil & Gas.
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VIDEO: The boy who discovered a dinosaur

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 05:27
Scientists in Dallas, Texas, have excavated a 100 million-year-old dinosaur fossil discovered by five-year-old Wylie Brys while playing with his father.
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VIDEO: Salmon numbers fall sharply

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 07:56
Atlantic salmon numbers have fallen at an alarming rate despite best efforts of conservation
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Cave crustaceans 'lose visual brain'

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 01:11
A study of blind crustaceans living in deep, dark caves shows that evolution is rapidly withering the visual parts of their brain.
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